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  1. Promote Diversity and Inclusion Thilina Chandrarathna
  2. What is diversity? Diversity is generally defined as Acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing and celebrating differences among people with respect to age, class, ethnic, gender, physical and mental ability, race, spiritual practices and public assistance status. The ways we are different; the condition of having unique characteristics. The condition of being diverse: Variety; especially the inclusion of diverse people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization. What is Inclusion? The action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure. Promote Diversity and Inclusion 2 Definitions 2023
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  4. Workplace Diversity 4 Prmote Diversity and Inclusion
  5. Manage Diversity Hiring • Hiring people from different backgrounds • Conscious efforts to hire a wide range of diverse individuals • Ensure that no one is favoured while no one faces discrimination for being 'different’ • Managers should be trained on what can and cannot be asked in an interview. Managing 5 • Maintaining their integrity • Create safe environment for all employees • Protect employees from harassment and discrimination • Encourage employees to work in diverse groups • Set one standard of rules for all groups of employees regardless of background • ensure that they effectively communicate with employees. Diversity management is a process intended to create and maintain a positive work environment where the similarities and differences of individuals are valued.
  6. Managing Diversity Promote Diversity and Inclusion 6
  7. Managing Diversity 7 Challengers • Communication issues. • Cultural misunderstandings. • Slower decision making. • Inequitable inclusion. • Discrimination Promote Diversity and Inclusion
  8. Benefits of Workplace Diversity Promote Diversity and Inclusion 8
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  10. How we support diversity and inclusion in Community Services Australia • support flexible working arrangements such as part time work and flexible hours • provide training for staff including Indigenous Cultural Awareness, Disability Awareness and Mental Health First Aid • support women as an accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. Provide women the space, time and support to breastfeed or express at work • support our LGBTI+ staff with inclusive HR policies • celebrate days and events to promote diversity awareness and inclusion • support diversity specific employee networks for staff to connect and share their views, experiences and information. 10
  11. In Community Sector…. To be a successful community worker, you must recognize the importance of someone's background. This critical lens impacts how a client sees and reacts to the world. Race, religious identity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and English proficiency are just some of these defining influences. 11
  12. THANK YOU! Thilina Chandrarathna